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LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby cover the hottest topics in women's basketball and more.

LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby cover the hottest topics in women's basketball and more.


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LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby cover the hottest topics in women's basketball and more.




ATR Presents: I'm Speaking (Bozoma Saint John & Natasha Cloud)

espnW's Around the Rim presents: I'm Speaking, a new series hosted by women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson where she chats with various Black women in the fields of sports, business, entertainment and etc. to get their stories and experiences in dealing with race, social justice, society and other life challenges that Black women face . On the first episode, LaChina is joined by WNBA Champion Natasha Cloud and Netflix Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John.


Big 12 Breakdown With Brenda VanLengen

LaChina Robinson welcomes ESPN Big 12 WBB analyst and PxP announcer Brenda VanLengen to the show, who shares insight into all the happenings of the Big 12. The two discuss Baylor's position as a top team in the country, Natasha Mack's season at Oklahoma State, how teams shouldn't sleep on West Virginia, the explosiveness of Ashley Joens and Madi Williams and much more. Plus, we share a quick bracketology update and a few tidbits to help you get to know Texas' Charli Collier.


A Daily Dose; UCLA's Charisma Osborne

This week, Around the Rim shares LaChina Robinson's ESPN Daily podcast interview with Pablo Torre, in which they discuss Paige Bueckers' freshman year, the landscape of women's basketball heading into the tournament and WNBA Free Agency. Plus, a special "Fast Break" with UCLA's Charisma Osborne, who gives us the scoop on the Bruins' season, her journey in basketball, her relationship with teammate Michaela Onyenwere and so much more!


ATR Fast Break: Monica McNutt & Andraya Carter

On this special Fast Break episode, producer and Co-Host Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes in ACC WBB analyst Monica McNutt and SEC WBB analyst Andraya Carter to break down the No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 UCONN OT thriller. The three weigh in Paige Bueckers' 31-point outing despite going 1-6 from behind the arc, both teams' defensive performances, some interesting comments from Coach Dawn Staley, if UConn will be the new No. 1 and how each team can move forward with the tournament nearing...


Changes All Around

LaChina Robinson welcomes ACC analyst Debbie Antonelli to the show to weigh in on where Louisville goes after their loss to NC State, where the Wolfpack stands in the landscape of women's hoops, who should be the new No. 1 team in the country, player of year candidates and much more. Plus, ATR delves into WNBA Free Agency with Winsidr's Ben Dull who gives us some insight into Candace Parker's move to Chicago, the outlook of Mystics, Sue Bird's future in Seattle, the Aces with Chelsea Gray...


NGWSD 2021 : Girls of Color And Title IX

As we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2021, take a listen to this very important podcast hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation in honor of the 48th anniversary of Title IX. LaChina Robinson moderates 'Girls of Color and Title IX: An Unfulfilled Promise," a conversation that explores the disparate effects of the law, which has been powerful for opening doors for girls and women in sport, but has often left girls of color behind. It features panelists Candace Parker, Dawn...


ATR Special: Aggies Celebrate 10 Years

In this special, bonus episode of Around the Rim, LaChina Robinson welcomes in Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair and Chicago Sky guard Sydney Colson ahead of the Aggies' 10-year anniversary of their 2011 National Championship. Coach Blair and Sydney share special moments from the locker room and take us through the grind of getting to the Final Four, and eventually the national championship against a highly favored Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame team.


Go B1G Or Go Home

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby put a bow on last week's storylines, look ahead to Big Monday and welcome in Big Ten analysts Lisa Byington and Christy Winters-Scott to the show to talk about the impressive performances around the conference, as well as defend the conference from LaChina's mistrust. After which, LaChina goes one-on-one with Michigan forward Naz Hillmon to discuss her 50-point performance against Ohio State and much more.


SEC And Rivalries

The SEC is heating up, so LaChina Robinson welcomes in ESPN women's basketball analyst Carolyn Peck and ESPN PxP announcer Courtney Lyle to weigh in on the happenings around the conference, including Georgia's emergence, Tennessee's outlook ahead of their UConn matchup and more. Plus, Hartford Courant's Alexa Philippou joins to share insight from the Huskies' perspective of the big matchup against the Lady Vols.


Back In Action for 2021

LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby restart the new season of Around the Rim with espnW writer Mechelle Voepel, who discusses the implications COVID-19 has had on the season, preview the upcoming top 25 matchups and surprise teams and players so far this season. Plus, Atlanta Dream F Elizabeth Williams joins the show to shed light on the WNBA's impact on social justice and the recent Georgia senate race.


WNBA Wrap Up

LaChina Robinson welcomes in ESPN women's basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo to close out the 2020 WNBA season. The two discuss their most memorable moments, the Storm's championship win, and what they are looking towards in the offseason. Plus, we share LaChina's sit-down with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Englebert from the espnW Summit.


Only Four Remain

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby welcome in WNBA writer Chantel Jennings of The Athletic. Together, they breakdown the early stages of the WNBA semifinals, discuss adjustments each team needs to win and predict the two teams who'll be left standing in the end! Plus, the trio weighs in on the recent league award winners and more.


Playoff Preperation

Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes guest hosts Christy Winters-Scott and Lisa Byington to prepare for the WNBA postseason. WNBA Champion Jantel Lavender and 2x WNBA Champion Kristi Toliver join the show to weigh in with their playoff previews including dangerous teams, rookie of the year candidates, possible Finals matchups and more. Plus, Debbie Antonelli stops by to announce the winners of the "Antonelli Awards!"


ATR Special: WNBA Roundtable

Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes guest host ESPN PXP Announcer Tiffany Greene to moderate a WNBA Roundtable featuring some of the best minds in women's basketball: WBB analysts Carolyn Peck, Debbie Antonelli, Christy Winters-Scott and espnW WBB writer Mechelle Voeple. They panel weighs in on the first half of the season, discuss their early favorites for league awards and look ahead to the second half of the season.


It's Hot Out West

Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes PXP announcer Meghan McPeak as guest host for this week's episode of Around the Rim! Megan shares insight into being the first and only female PXP announce in the NBA, the Mystics' 5 game skid, the teams that impress her the most and more. Plus, Storm's Jordin Canada and Mercury assistant coach Chasity Melvin join from the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, FL.


New Team, Who This?

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby reflect on the WNBA's opening weekend and welcome in Sparks G Seimone Augustus and Aces F Angel McCoughtry. Both discuss their hot start to the season, beginning a new chapter of their careers on a new team and much more.


Bursting Both Bubbles

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby take a glance inside the Florida bubbles with Boston Celtics VP of Player Development and Organization Growth Allison Feaster in Orlando and Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby in Bradenton. Both guest explain the process, the practice structure, game preparation and so much more!


About The Action: Change Agents For Social Justice

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby share updates on Kara Lawson's hire at Duke, the WNBA game schedule and Elena Delle Donne's medical opt out denial. Plus, they continue to conversation on social justice reform with Mercury's Brianna Turner and Delaware WBB's head coach Natasha Adair and junior guard Paris McBride.


Trouble In The Wubble?

On this ATR Fast Break episode, LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby discuss the recent questions surrounding the WNBA accommodations at IMG academy, Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler's opposition to social action, Duke's head coaching vacancy and much more!


One On One With Val Ackerman

LaChina Robinson is joined by Big East Commissioner and former WNBA President Val Ackerman, who weighs in on an assortment of topics around the league from the start of the season, the absence of the Olympics, NCAA's handling of coronavirus and much more.